Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How NOT To Produce A Fly Fishing DVD - Rant...

So...Interesting story from the TMT group this week...


A friend of mine...coughcoughSchmidtcoughcough...gets this e-mail earlier this week about a fly fishing magazine (to stay nameless), looking for groups to take their cameras out on local rivers for good numbers and shots of fish. They were looking for people in Oregon, N. Cali, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. The idea was for them to find two anglers to fish "side by side" with while the footage is shot...


Or so we thought...


UPON further e-mail conversations, we've come to learn that the "company" in question is requesting that WE...the volunteers who are willing to show them around our locations...PAY them for the footage that THEY would profit from...


I'll repeat that for those readers who are a tad slow...


THEY WANT US, THE PEOPLE WILLING TO SHOW THEM OUR HONEY HOLES, TO PAY TO GET FUCKING TAPED....SO OUR SPOTS CAN GET SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC...


One word for you...SCAM.


Honestly...I'm going to allow some punk film group try to rip off another popular film tour by demanding that WE...THE VOLUNTEERS WILLING TO HELP THEM OUT...FINANCE THEIR FILM...AT $990 FOR TWO DAYS MINIMUM...


BLOW ME...



MORAL OF THE STORY...If you're going to start a fly fishing film...don't fuck the people that are willing to help support your film with their own free time...


And now The MAD Trouter is going to cool off with a PBR...

1 comment:

mikeschmidt said...

umm...not to throw off your rant, which is spectacular by the way, but it was actually $990 for the two days PER ANGLER! I suppose it was partially my fault for not going to the site and researching it more before sending a response to the email, but I really feel that email was quite misleading.
I already have the post production software and experience so I am looking at picking up an HD camera myself now... ;)